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Cheshire Sets Special Town Meeting For Stabilization Transfer

Selectwoman Carol Francesconi told her colleagues Tuesday that they need to schedule a special town meeting before snowfall to allocate possibly $90,000 to make the repairs.

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Clarksburg to Vote on Stamford School Merger Study

The single article at the special town meeting at 6:30 p.m. at Clarksburg School on Thursday will allow the town to enter into conversations with Stamford, Vt.

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Clarksburg Will Try Again to Pass School Merger Article

The Select Board signed off on a single-article warrant Wednesday that would see if town meeting would accept an agreement with the town of Stamford that would merge the two districts. Chairman Jeffrey Levanos shared his concerns over the redundant article.

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Adams Special Town Meeting Passes Marijuana Bylaw

Although the meeting was delayed for over a half-hour Monday because of a lack of quorum, the show went on and the special town meeting warrant in its entirety was speedily passed.

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Adams Special Town Meeting Set Monday

Article 1 will ask town meeting to amend the town's general bylaws by inserting a new chapter that is in step with the Municipal Modernization Act.

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Adams Finance Committee Approve Warrant, Reserve Fund Transfer

The committee went through and approved eight warrant articles Thursday for special town meeting, many that will put the town in line with Municipal Modernization Act

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Lanesborough Swiftly Approve Marijuana Bylaws, New Tractor

Town meeting swiftly approved new marijuana bylaws and the purchase of a new tractor Tuesday night. Few people attended the special town meeting which had only those two items on the agenda. Within 10 minutes, both items were approved.

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Lanesborough Approves Plan to Hire EMTs in Highway Department

The employees would do work with the Highway Department but if there is a call, the worker would leave the job and handle the call as an EMT.

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Adams Sets Special Town Meeting on Marijuana Bylaw

The Selectmen have set a special town meeting for Monday, March 5, chiefly to vote on a new marijuana bylaw and other outstanding items.

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Clarksburg Passes Pot, Solar Bylaws; Nixes School District Article

Nine of the 10 articles on the warrant were passed by significant margins by the 77 voters present and changed several zoning bylaws and set regulations for marijuana producation and sales, including allowing for more retail locations, and limited solar array locations.

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Clarksburg Sets Special Town Meeting for Solar, Zoning Changes

The bylaws related to zoning, marijuana production and sales, and large-scale solar installations have been developed over the past 18 months with aid from the Berkshire Regional Planning Commission. The process was funded through a local technical assistance grant — part of the town's Community Compact — that runs out on Dec. 31.

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Clarksburg Town Officials Offer Override Option as 'Plan B'

Town officials are floating the idea of a Proposition 2 1/2 override to stash away funds for capital projects that would include repairs to the aging elementary school. Homeowners have been struggling with sticker shock over the controversial $19 million school project. While it's generally recognized the 50- to 40-year-old school building is in dire need of repair, the thought of shelling out $350,000 a year over the next 40 years has a lot of residents seeking a "Plan B."

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Lanesborough to Join Mosquito Control Project

A mosquito control program will start in the spring following an affirmative vote at Tuesday's special town meeting. Lanesborough becomes the ninth town the Berkshire County Mosquito Control Project will operate in. The state-backed agency focuses on reducing mosquito populations and monitoring for infectious disease outbreaks.

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Williamstown Town Meeting OKs Police Station Land Purchase, Zoning Bylaws

Voters OK’d the $300,000 acquisition of .42 acres on Simonds Road (U.S. Route 7), including the building that used to be the Turner House for veterans. When the non-profit Turner House announced its plan to suspend operations, the town in October 2016 the site as a potential site to replace the crowded and inadequate home for the Williamstown Police Department at Town Hall.

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Williamstown Selectmen Recommend School Regionalization to Tuesday Town Meeting

The Board of Selectmen on Monday voted to recommend the town approve the expansion of the Mount Greylock Regional School District to include its two feeder elementary schools. In concurrent Tuesday special town meetings in Lanesborough and Williamstown, voters in the two towns will be asked to approve the current junior-senior high school district to include the elementary schools in each town.

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Lanesborough, Williamstown Voters Face School Regionalization Question Tuesday

At contemporaneous town meetings in each community, residents will be asked whether to consolidate the three schools of the Tri-District into a single, expanded Mount Greylock Regional School District. If they do so, the current practice of electing a separate school committee for each elementary school will be a thing of the past, and the budgets for both preK-6 schools will be incorporated into a single spending plan that voters will be asked to approve each spring at Annual Town Meeting.

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Clarksburg Town Officials Set Information Sessions for School Project

Town officials have set three more information sessions on the borrowing for the $19 million school project to be revoted on Saturday, Nov. 18. The sessions will all begin at 6 p.m. and take place in the elementary school cafeteria/gym on Monday, Nov. 6; Tuesday, Nov. 7; and Wednesday, Nov. 15. Postcards with that information are being mailed to every household in town.

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Williamstown Selectmen Delay Recommendation on School Regionalization

The Board of Selectmen on Monday finalized the warrant for a long-planned Nov. 14 special town meeting but deferred making a recommendation on what promises to be the meeting's most contested question until the night before.

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Lanesborough Again Considering Joining Mosquito Control Project

Lanesborough voters will be asked a second time if the town should join the Berkshire County Mosquito Control Project. At November's special town meeting, voters will be asked to first sign onto the project and second to spend $4,500 to allow the project to get the preliminary work done in the spring - to be ready for the peak of mosquito season.

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Williamstown Finance Endorses Police Station, School Regionalization

The Finance Committee voted unanimously to support the plan of local school officials to expand the Mount Greylock Regional School District and the proposed purchase of a Simonds Road property for a new police station — questions likely to be posed to the town at a special town meeting on Nov. 14.

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Clarksburg Sets Saturday Town Meeting for School Project Revote

The Select Board on Wednesday night set the date for the special town meeting, which was prompted by a citizens' petition that garnered nearly 300 signatures after the first vote failed to reach two-thirds passage by one vote.

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Mount Greylock Asks Towns to Put Regional Expansion to Vote

The Mount Greylock Regional School Committee on Tuesday decided to ask voters to approve the region's expansion to include Williamstown's and Lanesborough's elementary schools. But there may be one more School Committee meeting to approve the final regional agreement language voters will see at Nov. 14 special town meetings in each community.

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Clarksburg Officials Accept Citizens' Petition for School Project Revote

Supporters of the $19 million school project were accused of unethical conduct in garnering signatures for a second special town meeting to approve borrowing for the project. Another resident vowed to circulate her own petition for a third vote should this second one pass.

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Lanesborough Selectmen See Special Town Meeting Articles.

Before Town Manager Paul Sieloff walked the Selectmen through the nine potential town meeting articles Monday, Planning Board member Jamie Szczepaniak went over the zoning changes that will be on the town warrant.

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Clarksburg to Decide School Project Borrowing Wednesday

Voters will decide on Wednesday whether to move forward with a $19 million project to modernize the 50-year-old elementary school — and take on the 40 years of debt that go with it.

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